Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York : Munn and Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library
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l Colonial piecesare found in this room, es-pecially the mantel glass overthe fireplace. It is a wonder-fully good piece showing theeagle decoration combinedwith gilt on either side. Thefurniture, which numbersmany heirlooms, shows sev-eral fine old pieces in the wayof chairs and tables, includ-ing an old comb-back chairdating back to 1750. Thereis also a Sheraton easy chair,often known as a MarthaWashington, from thefact, that a similar one is tobe found at Mount Vernon.In front of the fireplace at A fine example of a Colonial clockone side is a fire screen made dinmg- of mahogany, used not as in the olden times to shut off dust,but for ornamentation. While the old living-room retains the Colonial air infurnishing, it is partly lost in the library, where only a fewpieces of genuinely old furniture are shown. This is amost attractive room, with its built-in bookcases at thefarther side, and the deep window-seats which suggest com-fort on a stormy day, with the books near by. The drap-
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eries of artistically coloredchintz give the right touch ofbright color to the room. Opening from these deepwindows is the enclosed ve-randa, overlooking themodern pergola which is amost attractive adjunct.Later, this will be coveredwith vines and floweringplants. At the front arestately columns and betweenthem one looks upon acharming landscape in thedistance, combining gardenand lawn in the most artisticfashion. This is fitted up for com-fort, with great, roomylounging chairs and a ham-mock. Many floweringplants add their charm tothis particular portion of thehouse and a countless variety are used in the color schemeswhich vary from day to day. The dining-room is situated at the left of the hallway andis a large room, lighted from windows at the front and oneside. The farther end is finished with a large open fire-place, showing Eighteenth Century andirons. On the mantel,over the fireplace, stands a fine example of a Colonial clock,flanked on either side by unusual candle sticks, wh
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